Are you starving for some hockey in late-July? No? Just me? Maybe a few of you?
Well if you are, you’re in luck! Two recent Leafs draft choices – 2nd round pick Nicholas Robertson, and 3rd rounder Mikko Kokkonen – will participate in the upcoming World Junior Summer Showcase. Robertson will play for Team USA White (The Americans sends two teams: White and Blue), while Mikko Kokkonen will suit up for Finland.
If you don’t know what the World Junior Summer Showcase is, it’s a tournament that takes place in late July every year where World Junior hopefuls suit up for their country in an attempt to impress the brass and crack the actual roster for the real World Juniors in December. It’s a nice little taste of hockey that prospect nerds, like myself, enjoy during the dog days of summer, when basically nothing else hockey related is going on.
If you’ve never seen Robertson or Kokkonen play before, here’s your first chance to do so.
The tournament takes place from July 26th to August 3rd in Plymouth Michigan. While I haven’t seen this officially confirmed by anybody yet, TSN always broadcasts the Summer Showcase ( …
Author: 51Leafs / The Leafs Nation